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. bill is a friend columnist at "forbes," a boston-based venture capitalist. i like to read just about everybody you write, bill. welcome. viewers, be careful. he's a self-proclaimed libertarian. tell me and tell sully a bit about your article that we all found so interesting about why you should never discuss politics at thanksgiving tables. >> thank you, rick and happy thanksgiving. it's a minefield with family and friends if you're a bit of an outlier. i live in boston and am -- one of the things they're not used to is someone who disagrees with their opinions. they're so used to arguing with strawmen that when they get up against somebody who has thought through issues is a bit of a stock. really warm people, great hosts, i was surronalded by college professors for the evening. the evening did start out slowly, and i did try to hold my tongue. they were congratulating themselves for being so smart. it ended up becoming quite lively by the end of 9 night. >> it always gets lively around my holiday dinner table as well, but at the epicenter of this was a debate about our constitution
for what he does and real commitment. >> reporter: nearly 30 years ago cook founded boston beer company maker of sam adams. >> nobody would lend me money when i started sam adams. >> reporter: now he is trying to help other food and beverage start-ups. his samuel adams brewing the american dream fund has provided over 200 loans, averaging $8,000 apiece. claiming to creator saved 1300 jobs. >> i received $15,000 loan. and i'm going to be paying it over the next five years. >> reporter: interest rates average 8%. and cook says the default rate sunday 5%. the fund teams with local economic developers to find the right start-ups. >> we have 250,000 entrepreneurs here in l.a. it has been said lay slay a small business capital of the country. and it is. >> check e-mail. >> edward is using his loan to open a storefront with plans to hire up to eight people. in an economy where traditional jobs and loans seem harder to come by, jim cook wants to support promising people scooping out a new path. >> while you have your ups and downs, you know, if you really loved what you do, you never work a day
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